Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657


Learn The Science Behind Worm Composting

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 12, 2014 11:14:08 AM
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The Science Behind Worm Composting and Vermicomposting

Have you ever wondered how something works or how something was made? In the monthly Science Behind series, we partner with a guest presenter to explore a large variety of interesting topics. The Science Behind series offers opportunities for adults to apply new knowledge and skills to everyday life, while having fun! 

** This Science Behind event took place in August, 2014 **


The Science Behind Worm Composting, Vermicompost & Decomposition 

Wondering about worms?  Join Walking Mountains Science Center for the Science Behind Worm Composting on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM to find out about what the fuss is all about.  You will learn that worm composting is not just a fad; it’s an important and effective way to reduce food waste, live sustainably, and get an easy dose of dirt, year-round.

At this worm composting workshop, participants will make their own worm bins, populated with earthworms, to start composting at home right away.  In addition, participants will learn about the science behind decomposition, and the importance of decomposers in natural ecosystems.

Upcoming Science Behind Schedule


Why you should begin worm composting? The Science Behind Worm Composting 4

  • About 25% of all food in the U.S. is wasted.  Composting helps divert food waste away from the landfill.
  • Worms eat half their body weight in a single day, providing an extremely efficient way to break recycle our food!
  • Worm compost is an excellent fertilizer or mulch for indoor and outdoor plants.
  • Worm bins can be kept indoors, making it easy to compost year-round and in bear country.
  • Worm bins are simple and easy to manage, as long as their caretakers understand the needs of the worms.

The Science Behind Worm Composting 1In addition, worm composting gives us an easy opportunity to connect to nature on a daily basis.  Studies have found that people who garden and dig around in soil gain the health benefits of reduced stress and a lower risk of heart disease.  So come to Walking Mountains on Wednesday to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty!

Space and materials are limited, participants must RSVP to Walking Mountains at (970) 827-9725.  Adults, $20.


Topics: The Science Behind Series, Composting